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Alternative Currency During a Crisis

Typically, on this site we share information and resources on Food Storage, planting, and grains.  Our intent is to provide information on how to prepare for a coming crisis and food is usually a big concern.  In this article, we want to share some important information on Alternative Currency During a Crisis In the initial stages of a collapse, money will retain its value in people's minds because for centuries coin has held allure. Habits cannot be broken overnight. A handful of gold coins are still a handful of coins. A suitcase stuffed with bills would still makes a person's [...]

Cheap Ways To Use Solar Power For Your Home

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Here are some great tips and Cheap Ways To Use Solar Power for Your Home Perhaps you already know that there are many benefits to using green energy in your home. Benefits of using home solar panels range from being eco-friendly to receiving tax breaks. This article gives you information on how and why to purchase solar panels. If you need to buy a wooden item, see if it is available in bamboo. Bamboo, which is actually a grass, is very energy-efficient. It is also quite strong compared to woods commonly used to build furniture. Since it grows so quickly, [...]

Using Vacuum Sealers in Your Food Storage

An Important consideration is Using Vacuum Sealers in Your Food Storage A vacuum sealer is probably one of the greatest food saver inventions of all time.  Any type of food (except extreme liquid foods) can be sealed.  You want to make sure that you don’t waste any of your precious food supply and this is one way to ensure that doesn’t happen. Storing food in containers is a great way to store food and along with that, you can use a vacuum sealer to store individual packets of food and then place them in the container. There are two types [...]

Here are Tips for Harvesting Food in the Wild

Most of the so-called domesticated foods grown in backyard gardens and commercial nurseries today started out as wild foods.  In years past Native Americans and others would routinely go on food foraging expeditions to look for wild edibles.  The people familiar with the area knew the growing seasons and where the foods typically grew.  They may have even moved their camps to certain areas when they knew food could be harvested. GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO PREPARE MAGAZINE After a while moving from place to place to follow the foods was not practical so someone decided to try and move [...]

Emergency Preparation Tips For a Tornado

If you've ever seen a tornado, you know what a powerful and terrifying thing this unpredictable natural disaster can be.  If you live in a place where a tornado is possible (like "Tornado Alley") you need to make preparations.   You will want to know what to do if a tornado should make its way to your neighborhood! It's a little late in the year to be stressing the importance of preparedness for tornado's, however, there are still areas (Southern States) that may be impacted late into the year. Typically, every year from March to May, Midwest and southern states are [...]

What Goes Into an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Short Term Disasters?

In our preparedness planning, it is important that we go beyond food storage and consider other preparedness essentials.  While food and water storage is critical, we should also look at preparing for potential short-term and long term disaster or emergency situations.   Our preparation efforts may very well determine our ability to survive. Emergencies (or disaster situations) can typically be classified as either short or long term. You may deal with short-term emergencies - such as losing power for a day or having a health emergency.  These short-term situations usually pass fairly quickly. Even though these tense situations may pass quickly [...]

Important Food Storage Guidelines For Emergency Preparedness

We have always heard that a person can live without food for 30 days, but can not survive longer than 3 days without water.  But for individuals who are dependent on solid foods, it would certainly be difficult for them to make it through and thrive during an emergency situation where food is limited. Earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, drought, fire accidents, gas surges, flooding, electrical accidents, or bio-hazards, are some of the typical events and disasters that people consider in their preparedness.  While many homes are making all the essential preparations like:  emergency strategies, bug-out kits, fire drills in case [...]

Crisis Preparation: Immediate Action Plan

Imagine you wake up tomorrow and there is no electricity, no natural gas, and the stores are shuttered. A crisis has struck while you slept. The government has declared a state of emergency. Landlines do not work no Internet and no cell phones. It is dark and you are already hungry. Some people are oblivious to their surroundings, and if they wake to a cold dark room, they panic. They may not survive because, they immediately deny the facts and some, will succumb to fear and perish quickly. Training and practice stifles panic. Knowledge gives you the confidence to meet [...]